I've been buying extraordinary objects for 40 years. Five novels have emerged from my obsession with 20th century's rare designs. Some of my collection is for sale.
Brass Faries Co. extra heavy question mark industrial table lamp. Original brass parabola. works. 23” by 27” adjustable height. 6” shade.
OC White adjustable laboratory light with rare mirrored shade from American Reflector Co. Original paint. 29”h x 19”w x 11”d.
I.P. Frink Co. bronze mirrored bookshelf lamp with original mirrors intact. Needs re-wiring. 16”w x 14”d x 5” total height. Signed.
Arts and crafts oak table task adjustable lamp. 17”h x 6”d. rewired. works fine
Rare Faries Lamp Co. double knuckle over painting lamp. Beautiful original shiny brass finish. Original brass parabola signed “Faries.” 19”l x 7” diameter
Van der Graff classroom high voltage generator. Aluminum and plexiglass. Fully operational but needs a rubber band belt. 40”h x 14” diameter.
Edison Mazda light bulb display stand. Super rare; perhaps only example known. Canadian patent. A double spinable lazy Susan mechanism lights one bulb at a time using a clever interior cam mechanism.Able to demonstrate eight different lamp filaments with a bulb on top that is always lit. Signed with a sweet brass plaque on original dark finish. Brass arms. Includes a “press-in” light bulb tester on the base. Original heavy wiring intact. Works just fine, but needs cam adjustments inside. 25”h x 14” diameter.
Westinghouse Mazda lamp hanging trade sign for Sauers Electric Co. Illuminated in both sections. Original weathered glass panels. One side perfect; the other side with repaired crack. Works fine. 25”h x 20”w x 6”deep. I’ve never seen another one like it. Hangs from metal chain.
Ultra rare Faries Co. adjustable user picture lamp. Solid brass in old patinaed finish. Signed. Rewired. Works fine.
Burton lamp Co. double swing arm task lamp. original nickel over iron. With mercury glass signed shade. Rewired. Extends to 50”. main arm measures 30” Signed